Is red tape on new homebuilding in Calgary pushing newcomers to the suburbs?

According to new Statistics Canada census data, the Prairies, and Alberta in particular, have seen the largest population growth in Canada over the last five years. Despite the economic downturn, the Calgary metropolitan area alone managed to grow by almost 180,000 new residents since 2011, which is nearly the equivalent of adding the population of Regina or Kelowna to the region.However, population growth in the City of Calgary has lagged behind the regional average. While the city grew by an impressive 13 per cent, the region as a whole grew by 14.6 per cent thanks to explosive growth in communities

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